Liability in Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You have heard the word liability. You probably have liability insurance. You know that someone may be found liable in court. But what exactly is liability? 

What Is Liability in Ohio?

In a legal context, liability is any type of debt or obligation that an individual, business, or even government is bound by law to pay or perform. If a defendant is found liable for someone’s personal injuries in Ohio’s legal system, that defendant must compensate the injured individual (subject to any limitations found in Ohio law).

Is Liability the Same as Guilt?

There are a couple ways that the legal concept of liability is different than the legal concept of guilt. Firstly, medical malpractice, car accident, and other personal injury lawsuits are civil matters. Guilt is pleaded or determined not in civil court, but criminal court.

Within the civil system, though, there is another distinction between liability and guilt in the everyday sense of the word.

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How to Find the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Oct 31, 2016 11:30:27 AM

It is no surprise that when you or a loved one are injured you want the best Cleveland personal injury attorneys representing you and your family in court.  Having the right lawyer in your time of need can help to maximize your recovery, minimize your stress, and improve your life in the aftermath of personal injuries both large and small.

What Do the Best Cleveland Personal Injury Attorneys Have in Common?

Earlier this month, we discussed how personal injury victims should approach hiring a lawyer.  Today we want to dig a little deeper and discuss what you should be looking for when evaluating personal injury attorneys.  While every lawyer will have their own strengths and style, there are a few traits that exceptional lawyers have in common.

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How to Hire a Cleveland Accident Attorney

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you have been injured in an accident, finding the right attorney is essential.  A skilled Cleveland accident attorney can guide you through the complex and trying times that follow a life-altering personal injury.

Frequently, this means more than merely negotiating an in
surance settlement or representing you in court.  It may also mean providing guidance on matters of treatment for your injuries, loss of employment, disability benefits, and the many other difficult personal consequences of sustaining a personal injury.

With so much on the line, you may want to remember a few easy tips to help ensure that your accident attorney is the right attorney for you.

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Where Will My Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer File My Lawsuit?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 14, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Plaintiffs Like You Are Often Concerned About Where They Will File a Lawsuit

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4 Things a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Ask You About Your Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 26, 2016 10:01:29 PM

As a personal injury law firm in Cleveland, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA helps many Ohioans fight for just compensation for their injuries. While every personal injury case is different, there are several questions that will always be asked regarding a negligence claim. For those unfamiliar with the process of pursuing legal action for a personal injury, here are four questions that you can expect your personal injury lawyer to ask about your claim.

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4 Times When You Should Call a Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 20, 2016 11:28:05 PM

If you are like many Clevelanders whose lives are affected by personal injuries, you may have some hesitation when it comes to contacting a Cleveland personal injury lawyer. The legal system can be daunting and complex, and this leads many injured individuals to second-guess whether their particular case is significant enough to warrant the attention of an attorney (or, ultimately, the courts). The truth is that, although not every injury will give rise to a lawsuit or legal claim, every instance where an individual wrongly suffers personal injury or property damage should be reviewed by an experienced injury attorney.

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Cleveland Personal Injury Law Firm Investigating Artificial Turf/Cancer Link

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 13, 2016 9:05:09 PM

For several years there has been convincing evidence that certain types of artificial turf used on athletic fields and playgrounds may be causing cancer among children and athletes. Now, under mounting pressure from advocacy groups, U.S. government agencies are finally investigating whether artificial turf is to blame for many documented cases of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma. While government research and action could take years, private citizens who suspect they or their loved one suffered as a result of exposure to crumb rubber artificial turf are urged to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.

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The Danger of Distracted Driving Summed Up in One Graphic

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 27, 2015 2:42:43 PM

Anyone Can Be a Distracted Driver

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Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak: What Ohio Customers Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 21, 2015 11:21:56 AM

Last month, the popular fast-casual chain Chipotle made headlines when it temporarily closed 43 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after dozens of diners fell ill with E. coli food poisoning. Now it appears that this potentially deadly E. coli outbreak has also reached Northeast Ohio.

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5 Reasons Thanksgiving is Ohio’s Most Dangerous Holiday for Drivers

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Nov 20, 2015 9:18:18 PM

In 2014, there were a total of 3,429 motor vehicle accidents reported in Ohio during the Thanksgiving holiday. This number far exceeds the crash total for any other holiday. Why exactly is Thanksgiving so hazardous for this state’s drivers, passengers, and pedestrians? While every traffic accident is different, there are many factors that may contribute to the high volume of Thanksgiving car accidents. Keep the following factors in mind when planning a safe, enjoyable holiday this year.

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